[erlang-questions] Starting Erlang as a Unix daemon

mats cronqvist <>
Sat Jan 10 18:49:10 CET 2009


Serge Aleynikov <> writes:

> Sam,
>
> Actually there are already tools that can help you with this task.
>
> Use run_erl (http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/erts/index.html) in order to 
> start your node (without providing the -daemon option).  In your shell 
> script run run_erl as a background task, and use erl_call (from 
> erl_interface) to attempt connecting to the node or alternatively just 
> grep the erlang.log.1 (produced by run_erl) for expected successful 
> startup message.


  i belive there is an option to start yaws in this fashion, that
  might be used as an example.

  mats



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